Three years removed from a potentially career-ending elbow injury, Gilles Muller is back to competing in top form. With a career-high Top 40 spot in the Emirates ATP Rankings in his grasp, the 31 year old is aiming even higher.
Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios saved one match point as he fought from two sets down to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 8-6 victory over Roger Federer’s conqueror, Andreas Seppi.
As upsets abound at the Australian Open, second seeds Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin continue to make smooth progress, reaching the quarter-finals on Sunday in Melbourne with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Benjamin Becker and Artem Sitak.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic raised his level as needed on Saturday to withstand the challenge of Fernando Verdasco, beating the Spaniard in three sets to reach the Australian Open fourth round in Melbourne.